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Jasper Jones

By Craig Silvey
  • ISBN Code: : 0375896783
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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A 2012 Michael L. Printz Honor Book Charlie Bucktin, a bookish thirteen year old, is startled one summer night by an urgent knock on his bedroom window. His visitor is Jasper Jones, an outcast in their small mining town, and he has come to ask for Charlie's help. Terribly afraid but desperate to impress, Charlie follows him into the night. Jasper takes him to his secret glade, where Charlie witnesses Jasper's horrible discovery. With his secret like a brick in his belly, Charlie is pushed and pulled by a town closing in on itself in fear and suspicion. He locks horns with his tempestuous mother, falls nervously in love, and battles to keep a lid on his zealous best friend. In the simmering summer where everything changes, Charlie learns why the truth of things is so hard to know, and even harder to hold in his heart.

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  • Pdf File: who-stole-the-funny.pdf

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A Hollywood insider draws from his four decades of experience to create a scathingly brilliant and caustically comedic bird's-eye view behind the scenes of comedy television. A wickedly delicious roman-a-clef about the making of a sitcom called My Urban Buddies, this satirical romp of a novel portrays life on the other side of the television lens, hilariously sending up self-serious Hollywood stereotypes across the board. Programmed-for-success director J. T. Baker has to bring an up-and-coming sitcom to fruition after its initial director shoots himself in the head with a nail gun. Comically annotated with helpful and enlightening Hollywood glossary terms ("Creative-type director: One who has no hope of working in this town again"; "Eccentric: Affecting a style of dress, coiffure, speech, mannerisms, etc., carefully calculated to give the impression of creative credibility"), Benson creates an exaggerated world of crazy writers; backstabbing executives, agents, and producers; foul-mouthed everyone-elses; and hardcore cynics—and the ridiculous inner monologues behind them.

Historical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Cinema

By Karina Aveyard,Albert Moran,Errol Vieth
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1538111276
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 703
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Book Short Summary:

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Cinema contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on leading films as well as many directors, writers, actors and producers.

Tecumseh's Bones

By Guy St-Denis
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Book Code : 077357252X
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : History
  • Members : 421
  • Pdf File: tecumseh-s-bones.pdf

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Part detective story, part historical inquiry, this book explores the countless attempts to locate the chief's grave and raise a monument in his honour. The first substantial book on the subject based primarily on Canadian material and packed with vivid descriptions of regional life in the nineteenth century, Tecumseh's Bones examines changing attitudes towards Natives, sheds light on their relations with early Euro-Canadian settlers, and highlights the role of women in shaping the folklore traditions associated with the Shawnee chief. Drawing on a wealth of archival material, most of which has never been published, Tecumseh's Bones will fascinate history buffs, historians, and mystery lovers.

Climaxes of Eloquence

By Ken Alley
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1469737264
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 785
  • Pdf File: climaxes-of-eloquence.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Climaxes of Eloquence is a collection of enlightening paragraphs taken from great speeches and articles from long ago. Their values can’t be put in dollars. If one of them hits home with the reader, it can change an existence. From patriotism, Christianity, the freedom of youth to the certainty of death, these words have much to offer.

Who Killed Darius Drake?

By Rodman Philbrick
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Book Code : 054578980X
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 510
  • Pdf File: who-killed-darius-drake.pdf

Book Short Summary:

From Newbery Honor author Rodman Philbrick comes a delicious, fast-paced whodunit about two socially outcast boys who set out to find jewels hidden for a century--and unwittingly flush out a murderer. In award-winner Philbrick's new page-turning mystery, Arthur "Bash Man" is the school thug, paid with candy to bully and threaten other students. When genius orphan Darius Drake employs Arthur to help him discover the origin of a suspicious threat, written in blood, they uncover a mystery that involves Darius's estranged grandfather, who was imprisoned for forging evidence in a search for a long-lost diamond necklace worth millions. The boys make the dangerous decision to search for the jewels themselves -- and in the process, they discover that the car crash that killed Darius's parents was not an accident at all. Who will be next?Where are the diamonds? And who is stalking the boys? In his first mystery for children, Philbrick delivers yet another suspenseful, unpredictable tale filled with twists and turns that will leave readers breathless.

Dead Reckoning and The Last Chance

By Mike Blakely
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  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Book Code : 1250189861
  • Total of Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 929
  • Pdf File: dead-reckoning-and-the-last-chance.pdf

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Dead Reckoning and The Last Chance are two historical novels of murder and revenge from Spur Award-winning author Mike Blakely, offered together at one low price Dead Reckoning After a botched confidence scam, swindler Dee Hassard begins a killing spree that covers half the Colorado Territory. His first victim is the brother of rustler-turned-preacher Carrol Moncrief, who falls back on his former outlaw savvy to track the murderer. In the final reckoning, either the preacher or the killer will go to his dusty death. Last Chance Ross Caldwell is on the run from the Army and from his wife, pursued by bitter enemies from the Civil War. In Last Chance Gulch in the gritty Montana gold country, Caldwell finds refuge behind a sheriff’s badge, and passion in the arms of a sultry madam. His bloody past catches up with him when the town’s stagecoach turns out to be run by the murderous ex-soldier who’s sworn to plant Caldwell six feet deep . . . and when his wife comes looking for him as well. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Break Up

By Kenneth R. Thomas
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Club Lighthouse Publishing
  • Book Code : 1772171727
  • Total of Pages : 311
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 503
  • Pdf File: break-up.pdf

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A widely popular and hated Republican president is defeated in a close and disputed election by a purported moderate Democrat. The newly elected president’s policies are so radical that a secession movement gains considerable steam. Two intellectuals from each party develop a process through which 10 members of Congress, five Republicans and five Democrats, attempt to draft potential legislation on 10 controversial issues that would be tolerable to both sides. Although the members of Congress are reasonably successful, treachery and murder await in the wings.

The Last Chance

By Mike Blakely
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  • Publisher : Forge Books
  • Book Code : 1466836156
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 137
  • Pdf File: the-last-chance.pdf

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When Indians massacre an army troop, Ross Caldwell's wife fears he's among the victims. But Caldwell is on the run, pursued by bitter enemies from the Civil War. Caldwell finds refuge in the arms of the sultry madam of Last Chance Gulch. But his bloody past catches up with him. A murderous ex-soldier is on his trail, and his wife has tracked him down as well. . . At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Above Average at Games

By P.G. Wodehouse
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1473573955
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 930
  • Pdf File: above-average-at-games.pdf

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'Wodehouse would have made an excellent sports writer' Sunday Times As Wodehouse’s biographer Frances Donaldson observed, it was vitally important to the boy Plum that he was ‘above average at games’. Luckily, he was known at school as ‘a noted athlete, a fine footballer and cricketer [and] a boxer’, and sport inspired much of his earliest writings, as well as some of his very finest and laugh-out-loud funniest. Wodehouse wrote with trademark wit on a rich range of games – and on cricket and golf, in particular – as well as anyone ever has, bringing a knowledge and a passion born of practice. English cricket inspired in Wodehouse what he himself long considered to be his favourite work; and yet America (which he first visited keenly and then came to call home) led him to the love of baseball, and golf – enthusiasms that drew him to new tales for new audiences, including the celebrated golf stories which John Updike described as ‘the best fiction ever done about the sport.’ This rollicking anthology, selected, edited and introduced by the novelist Richard T. Kelly, offers a vivid picture of Wodehouse at play – in the ring, at the crease, on the tee – which is guaranteed to please any sporting crowd. Beginning with early journalism, taking in extracts from novels and short stories in their entirety, it all adds up to a medal-winning collection.

The Encyclopedia of Wit, Humor, and Wisdom

By Ken Alley
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1462092292
  • Total of Pages : 580
  • Category : Humor
  • Members : 603
  • Pdf File: the-encyclopedia-of-wit-humor-and-wisdom.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Whenever you need an amusing story to hold attention, drive home a point in speech making to enliven conversation, or to read just for fun, the more than 4,100 peppery, bubbling stories in this volume will satisfy every demand. All are arranged alphabetically under subject. The index and cross-index makes it possible to locate the right story quickly. The range of this volume is far and wide. The stories are about people in all walks of life. All of them are wholesome and clean. And what is more, you will want to remember and retell these stories. Drawn from the vagaries, the foibles, and the peculiarities of human nature, they provide countless chuckles from many different locales. The ENCYCLOPEDIA of WIT, HUMOR and WISDOM is indispensable for public speakers, toastmasters, lawyers, ministers, educators, writers, salesmen, and those who love a good laugh.